Quality Inn Tucumcari
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Get comfortable. This could be a long one. We've got through plenty today! Plus this is probably the ultimate Route 66 day of our entire trip, where we got to witness the weird, the wonderful and even the downright strange attractions that define this road adventure.
Revitalised by intravenous steak-and-chips (shrimp for Chelle), we had a …
... 8:30 am. It was freezing when we hopped out of our 5 Star digs (the pickup) at 6:15 am. The thermometer said 49 degrees and I shivered and shook while putting the finishing touches on Thursday's blog.
Our first stop of the morning was in Adrian, Texas. We had seen some signs about a "midpoint" on Route 66 which is exactly halfway between Chicago and Los Angeles. We stopped and took the requisite photos...with the help of a ...
... for Scuba diving. We then decided to make a detour off Route 66 and go to Santa Fe, the state capital and one of the top vacation spots for Americans. This drive is where we first encountered the desert plains of New Mexico, on a highway where we didn't see another car for a good few miles! Santa Fe was nice for a walk around, but we didn't really get what all the hype was about...it did however have some great shops with shelves and shelves of cowboy boots! I was extremely close ...
... side - people can be so lazy. Of course, we drew our names on the bodies and Karl found a spray can with some paint in it, so hence the kiwi road tour addition.
A little later on, we were all barrelling down Route 66 at our own pace, checking out the sites. We got to stand with a foot in Texas and the other in New Mexico and of course, there was the shots of the sign and the kiwi flag.
We stopped at the mid point of Route 66 - nice café there and finally ...
... human spirit at its best!!
We had gone about 22 miles from McLean-about 8 miles from Groom, Texas and all of a sudden--sputter-sputter-stop!! Dave turns to me and says, "Oh no, we're out of gas!"
Sweet Jean that I am, of course I said, " And what are you going to do about it?" Dave said, "Someone will stop." After about 20 minutes ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking